The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas (AAIW), popularly known as the SEMA Show, is a trade-only industry event that takes place in Las Vegas each year.
Drawing more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers each year, The SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the world's leading automotive trade event bringing together manufacturers and buyers in the automotive aftermarket.
The 2018 SEMA Show is a trade-only event and not open to consumers or the general public but only to qualified individuals employed within the automotive aftermarket industry.
|Thursday, October 25: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*||Tuesday, Oct. 30: 7:00am - 5:00pm|
|Friday, October 26: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*||Wednesday, Oct. 31: 7:30am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday, October 27: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*||Thursday, Nov. 1: 7:30am - 5:00pm|
|Sunday, Oct. 28: 8:00am - 5:00pm||Friday, Nov. 2: 7:30am - 2:00pm|
|Monday, Oct. 29: 7:30am - 5:00pm|
|LVCC & Westgate Exhibits||New Products Showcase|
|Tuesday, October 30||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, October 31||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, November 1||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday, November 2||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
2018 SEMA Education Days: October 29 – November 2, 2018
Below are the display sections at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas
1 First Time & Featured Exhibitors
2 Restyling & Car Care Accessories
3 Mobile Electronics & Technology
4 Collision Repair & Refinish
5 Tools & Equipment
6 Racing & Performance
7 Hot Rod Alley
8 Restoration Marketplace
9 First Time & Featured Exhibitors
10 Truck, SUV & Off-Road
11 Powersports & Utility Vehicles
12 Business Services
13 First Time & Featured Exhibitors
14 Global Tire Expo
15 Wheels & Accessories
16 First Time & Featured Exhibitors
Exhibitors, members of the media, or an employee of a company that is qualified to attend the 2018 SEMA Show, can register for the Show at www.semashow.com.
Note: The SEMA Show is a trade-only industry event and not open to consumers or the general public.
The Attendee category is for retailers, installers, distributors, and buyers who plan to meet with exhibitors at the 2018 SEMA Show. Attendees should register using the "attendee" link. Applicants in this category may be required to submit proof of employment in the industry, and approved attendees who register before October 13, 2018 will receive their badges in the mail.
The Exhibitor category is for company personnel working in the booths of exhibiting companies. To receive your exhibitor badge, individuals will need to have the unique password and user id that was provided, via email, to the primary (or key) contact at the exhibiting company. Alternatively, the primary contact may register the entire staff at one time.
Domestic exhibitors (USA/Canada) who register before October 13, 2018 will receive their badges in the mail. International exhibitor badges will be available for pick up onsite upon presenting a matching government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license.
The Media category is for journalists covering the SEMA Show. Journalists can register for a complimentary media credentials using the "media" link. Applicants may need to supply proof of media affiliation, such as bylined articles or business cards. All approved media will be able to pick up their credentials onsite in the SEMA Show Media Center
With more than 3,000 new and featured products this year, knowing how to work the Show floor is important. Follow the steps below for the fastest and most efficient way to locate and contact the exhibitors who manufacture the products you're interested in.
Step 1: Head on over to the New Products Showcase
The New Products Showcase, located in the Sky Bridge at the Las Vegas Convention Center (between Central and South Hall). There is a shuttle stop very close to the showcase.
Step 2: Get one of the FREE Scanners
Find one of the "Free Scanner Pickup" booths located around the showcase and grab a scanner. Walk around and browse the products in the showcase. Scan all the products barcode you're interested in.
Step 3: Get a print out of all the products you scanned
Return your scanner to the "Scanner Return" desk to instantly get a print out of all the products you scanned! This print-out will contain key information such as the product's description, image, exhibitor's booth number and how to locate and contact the exhibitors who manufacture the products.
Step 4: Doing the leg walk
Now it's time to track down those exhibiting companies on the show floor and get some face-to-face time to learn more about the products you're interested in. The SEMA Show mobile app makes this step easy by offering directions from one location to another, all at your finger tips or simply pickup the SEMA Show Pocket Guide available at any of the many information kiosks.
SEMA Ignited 2018
SEMA Ignited is the official SEMA Show after party, where consumers and anyone who did not qualify to attend the SEMA Show are invited to mingle with the industry. On display will be lots of SEMA Show vehicles, demonstrations, music, food, entertainment and more.
Date / Time: Friday, Nov. 3, from 3-10 pm.
Location: Gold Lot right across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at www.semaignited.com
Each morning and afternoon during the 2018 SEMA Show, complimentary shuttles are provided between the Las Vegas Convention Center and official hotel partners. Below are the shuttle hours:
|Hotels to SEMA Show||Hours|
|Tuesday - Friday||7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.|
|SEMA Show to Hotels||Hours|
|Tuesday - Thursday||3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m|
|Friday||2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
The SEMA Show Complementary Hotel Shuttles will run every 20-30 minutes and will drop off/pick up at three separate locations at the SEMA Show: The Westgate Hotel, North Hall Door 10 and the east end of the Performance Pavilion. Hotel shuttles will carry an average of 55 passengers and will be marked with a route number. Route numbers will coordinate with which hotel properties they service. The route numbers and pick up locations are listed below.
|Route 1||Hilton Grand Vacation Suites||Curbside on Karen Ave|
|Route 1||Stratosphere Casino Hotel Tower||North Tour Bus Lobby|
|Route 1||SLS Las Vegas||Tour Bus Area - Las Vegas Blvd.|
|Route 1||W Las Vegas||Tour Bus Area - Las Vegas Blvd.|
|Route 1||Lucky Dragon Hotel Casino||SLS Tour Bus Area - Las Vegas Blvd.|
|Route 2||Circus Circus Hotel||Outside Main Entrance|
|Route 2||Hilton Grand Vacations on the Strip||Outside Main Lobby|
|Route 3||Mirage Hotel Casino||North Valet Entrance|
|Route 3||Treasure Island||Right of Main Entrance|
|Route 3||Trump Hotel Las Vegas||Curbside at Main Entrance|
|Route 4||Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas||Right of Main Lobby|
|Route 5||Aria Las Vegas||Tour Bus Lobby|
|Route 5||Vdara Hotel and Spa||Walk to Aria|
|Route 6||Park MGM||Tour Bus Area|
|Route 6||New York-New York||Main Entrance|
|Route 7||Excalibur||Rotunda Entrance|
|Route 7||Luxor Hotel and Casino||Excalibur Rotunda Entrance|
|Route 8||Hard Rock Hotel||Main Lobby|
|Route 8||MGM Grand||Grand Garden Entrance|
|Route 8||Planet Hollywood||Tour Bus Area|
|Route 8||Elara||PH Tour Bus Area|
|Route 8||Signature @ MGM Grand||Walk to MGM Grand Garden Entrance|
|Route 9||Caesars Palace||Planet Hollywood Sign|
|Route 9||Bellagio||Tour Bus Area|
|Route 10||Bally's Hotel and Casino||North Entrance Tour Bus Area|
|Route 10||Paris Las Vegas||Walk to Bally's|
|Route 10||Westin Las Vegas||Right of Main Entrance|
|Route 11||Flamingo Las Vegas||Tour Bus Area|
|Route 11||Hilton Grand Vacations at Flamingo||Flamingo Tour Bus Area|
|Route 11||Harrah's Las Vegas||Tour Bus Area|
|Route 11||The LINQ Hotel||Walk to Harrah's|
|Route 11||The Cromwell||Walk to Flamingo|
|Route 12||Golden Nugget||Carson Tower Entrance|
|Route 13||Mandalay Bay||Tour Bus Lobby|
|Route 13||Delano Las Vegas||Mandalay Bay Tour Bus Lobby|
|Route 13||Tropicana Las Vegas||North Entrance|
A complimentary shuttle service to the AAPEX Show at the Sands Expo Center will be provided
Date / Time: Tuesday-Thursday from 7:30am - 6:30pm
Friday from 7:00am-10:30am and 2:00pm - 5:00pm (no midday service)
Frequency: shuttles will run every 5 - 10 minutes
Pick up/drop off locations: East end of the Performance Pavilion and North Hall Door 10.
Hop on the SEMA Show Loop to get from one side of the Las Vegas Convention Center to the other. The 25 passenger mini bus is marked "SEMA Show Loop"
Date / Time: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Frequency: shuttles will run every 15 minutes
Shuttle stops: Westgate Hotel, North Hall Door 10, east end of the South Hall and east end of the Performance Pavilion.
There will be an airport shuttle service to McCarran International Airport after the show.
Frequency: every 30 minutes
Date / Time: Thursday, Nov. 2 from 7:00am - 6:30pm and Friday, Nov. 3 from 7:00am - 6:30pm.
Pick up locations: North Hall Door 10 and the East end of the Performance Pavilion.
Cost: $10 per person, one-way trip. Cash only. Pay at the bus.
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